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Score Details

Title: Night's Black Bird
Composer: Harrison Birtwistle
Duration: 12'
Composition Date: 2004
Publisher: B&H MP
Instrumentation: full orchestra
Description: for orchestra

3(II,III=picc).3.3(II=Eb,III=bcl,dbcl).3(III=dbn)-6.4(III=btpt*,IV=picc.tpt).4.2-perc(5): xyl/vib/marimba/t.bells/2wdbl/2guiro/claves/slit dr/BD(lg)/susp.cym/clashed cyms/metal tube**/hi-hat/tam-t(lg)/nipple gong(lg)-2harp-strings (min.

* If no Bass Trumpet available, play on Tenor Trombone
** piece of scaffold tube c.40cm x 5cm set on a piece of polystyrene and struck with metal hammer large enough to make the maximum dynamic (ffff)

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